Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

$549

...A dark purple color is accompanied by a gorgeously powerful nose of pure creme de cassis, pain grille, flowers, licorice, and spice box. Full-bodied with multiple dimensions, superb purity, layers of fruit, and a blockbuster finish, it is an amazing offering. This wine should drink well young yet evolve for 2-3 decades. Robert Parker

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Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Deep Ruby Ruby w/wonderful aromas of red/black fruits, cherry and blackberry, with hints of cedar, earthy oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. Just Perfect!!!!

To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Deep Ruby Ruby w/wonderful aromas of red/black fruits, cherry and blackberry, with hints of cedar, earthy oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. Just Perfect!!!!

10

Shay A Delectable Pro

Though not the same as it was pre-COVID -19, a handful of us were able to gather (while keeping our distance) to celebrate being back together and opened some fun wines to share. Wine is always better with good company. The ‘04 has always been a favorite of mine, but this is really close. Aromatically, it is decadent and seductive. Sweet and ripe red, blue and black fruits dipped in fondue chocolate, with graham cracker and espresso, but also a charcoal/graphite like mineral note. It is silky on the palate with waves of more chocolate dipped fruits, nutmeg, Mexican vanilla and dust all wrapped in a rich profile that is still elegant and balanced. Gorgeous wine courtesy of @joe leatherwood .

Though not the same as it was pre-COVID -19, a handful of us were able to gather (while keeping our distance) to celebrate being back together and opened some fun wines to share. Wine is always better with good company. The ‘04 has always been a favorite of mine, but this is really close. Aromatically, it is decadent and seductive. Sweet and ripe red, blue and black fruits dipped in fondue chocolate, with graham cracker and espresso, but also a charcoal/graphite like mineral note. It is silky on the palate with waves of more chocolate dipped fruits, nutmeg, Mexican vanilla and dust all wrapped in a rich profile that is still elegant and balanced. Gorgeous wine courtesy of @joe leatherwood .

9.6

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Vivid deep purple color, and outstanding aromas of red/black fruits, cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar, floral oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. If you can find yourself a bottle, do not hesitate. Should last at least 10 more yrs.

To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Vivid deep purple color, and outstanding aromas of red/black fruits, cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar, floral oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. If you can find yourself a bottle, do not hesitate. Should last at least 10 more yrs.

10

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Out of Magnum. This wine is all time.

Out of Magnum. This wine is all time.

10

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

The star of the night. Outshined '07 and '08 Bacchus, and '07 Insignia. An absolute gem.

The star of the night. Outshined '07 and '08 Bacchus, and '07 Insignia. An absolute gem.

9.5

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

'02 Cabs are in a really nice place right now #shafervineyards

'02 Cabs are in a really nice place right now #shafervineyards

9.4

Max Gottesfeld Delectable Pro

Meaty and denser.

Meaty and denser.

8.9

John Sweeney Delectable Pro

One of the greatest Cab's to have ever been released in CA. I still think the '01 is superior... The '02 is phenomenal but it's time I to drink. It's not getting any better.

One of the greatest Cab's to have ever been released in CA. I still think the '01 is superior... The '02 is phenomenal but it's time I to drink. It's not getting any better.

9.4

Victor H Jimenez Delectable Pro

2002 Vintage

2002 Vintage

9.2

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

The best I've ever had.

The best I've ever had.

10

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